Visit of a Delegation from the Center for Strategic Studies in Azerbaijan
Following a request from the Center for Strategic Studies in the Republic of Azerbaijan to establish channels of cooperation with the Egyptian Council, including arranging joint activities, the Council received a delegation from the Center on 6th November 2016, consisting of Mrs. Gulshan Pashyeva, the Deputy Director of the Center, Dr. Kamal Kasimov, researcher at the Center, in addition to Mr. Emil Rahim, Counselor of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Cairo.
Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad welcomed the Azeri delegation stressing on the profound relations that both countries and people share, pointing at the visit effectuated by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to Azerbaijan to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Egypt and Azerbaijan.He equally confirmed the great importance of the South Caucasus region to Egypt and Azerbaijan in particular, with whom Egypt has strong economic relations in both the commerce and energy domains.
Dr. Gulshan expressed her gratitude to Ambassador Saad and the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs for arranging this meeting stressing that she was keen to visit the Council to learn from the experience it gained.She added that she visited several countries in the region, namely Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Jordan and Morocco. She emphasized the special importance of Egypt as a key player in the regional and global issues so that they seek a close cooperation with the Egyptian Council .The two sides agreed that the Egyptian Council would submit to the Azerbaijani side a draft of Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the two sides for study and possible signing in the future.